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Farmers have the bottle to shake-up market

ORGANIC farmers are proving to have a lot of bottle as they tackle the lucrative soft drinks market with a super healthy milkshake.

Cross Lanes head chef Kaylee Dempster, left, Acorn Dairy director Caroline Tweddle and chef Stevie Hare
Cross Lanes head chef Kaylee Dempster, left, Acorn Dairy director Caroline Tweddle and chef Stevie Hare

ORGANIC farmers are proving to have a lot of bottle as they tackle the lucrative soft drinks market with a super healthy milkshake.

Acorn Dairy has teamed up with Cross Lanes Organic Farm to produce the flavoured shakes which are rich in Omega 3, anti-oxidants and beneficial fatty acids.

In a nostalgic twist the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes are served straight from a reusable Acorn Dairy glass bottle.

“We are delighted to be involved in the initiative as the organic movement strengthens in the North of England,” said Acorn Dairy director Caroline Tweddle, of Darlington.

“The milkshakes are lovely and offer people a healthy alternative to cola and other fizzy drinks.”

Cross Lanes Organic Farm opened its shop and restaurant four months ago just off the A66 near Barnard Castle.

The farm next door is in the process of converting to organic which should be completed by spring 2013 when it will then offer its own organic beef, lamb and pork.

Manager Debs Hare, of Newsham, near Richmond, said: “All of our bread is organic and you really taste the benefit of the extra flavours in the food.

“Local, green thinking is at the heart of everything we do and the milkshakes are the latest addition.”

Acorn Dairy went organic more than ten years ago and operates farms at Archdeacon Newton, near Darlington, and Spennithorne in Wensleydale.

 

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